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Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

BUSAN, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the red light district in Busan’s Buk District, one can easily run into piles of flyers for prostitution in the streets. Sex establishments, money lenders, and other businesses hire bikers, drivers, and personnel to scatter massive amounts of flyers in the streets every day, making it difficult for [...]

Incheon’s Yeonsu District Introduces Shared Electric Bicycles

Incheon’s Yeonsu District Introduces Shared Electric Bicycles

INCHEON, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Incheon’s Yeonsu District has launched South Korea’s very first shared electric bicycle service. The district, in cooperation with Kakao Mobility Corp., a South Korean transportation service company, will install 400 Kakao T bicycles throughout the district to pilot the initiative until June. Kakao T bikes use a Pedal Assist [...]

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to introduce a credit system for high schools where students can choose the subjects they want to study, just like at university. High school credit systems are already in place in Finland and the United States, regarded by some as the two most innovative countries in [...]

S. Korea to Inject 332 tln Won to Set Up ‘Embracing’ Social Security System

S. Korea to Inject 332 tln Won to Set Up ‘Embracing’ Social Security System

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will inject 332 trillion won (US$295.2 billion) by 2023 to establish an “embracing” social security system as part of a long-term plan to improve the quality of life for its people, the government said Tuesday. The five-year plan, finalized at a Cabinet meeting and announced by the [...]

Hyundai Motor Given Green Light to Set Up Hydrogen Charging Station in Parliament

Hyundai Motor Given Green Light to Set Up Hydrogen Charging Station in Parliament

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Monday said it will allow Hyundai Motor Co. to set up a hydrogen charging station in parliament for fuel cell electric vehicles in a symbolic gesture that underscores Seoul’s commitment to boosting the hydrogen economy. Hyundai Motor, the world’s first mass-producer of hydrogen fuel cell electric [...]

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

Gov’t Develops Comprehensive Management Plan to Provide Proper Care for Animals

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced on Monday that it will start developing the first comprehensive management plan for aquariums to create facilities that are safe for both people and animals and expand their functions. The comprehensive plan is in accordance with the act on the management of zoos and [...]

Ulsan to Build Hydrogen Industry Promotion Agency by 2024

Ulsan to Build Hydrogen Industry Promotion Agency by 2024

ULSAN, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Ulsan plans to develop a hydrogen industry promotion agency to conduct research and development (R&D) projects and create various strategies to take the lead in the global hydrogen market. The city announced on Saturday that it is considering the investment of 40 billion won (US$35.5 million) [...]

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, said he plans to shutter all dog slaughterhouses in the South Korean capital. Park, during a meeting with the audience on Saturday at a movie theater after watching a South Korean animation film, “The Underdog”, said he is working towards shutting down all [...]